CF Diabetes is a condition that many people with CF develop and is caused by changes in the pancreas which mean it is unable to make enough of the hormone insulin. Insulin is the hormone that enables the body to use glucose (sugar) for energy.
The chance of developing CFRD increases with age and affects up to 50% of adults with CF. It is important that CF related diabetes is diagnosed, if left untreated it can affect weight, lung function, general health and wellbeing.
You will be screened for diabetes at your annual review by continuous glucose monitoring or an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) and also by having your blood glucose levels checked during a hospital admission.
Dr Syed, Consultant Diabetologist holds a monthly CF Diabetes clinic with our Cystic Fibrosis Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Dietitian. We also have a weekly clinic for patients who are using flash glucose monitoring and have our own diabetes education program IDEA-CF.
Click on a team member for more information
Cystic Fibrosis Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Cystic Fibrosis Support Worker